Above are photos of the Perrys with members of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, including the cult leader, Denne Sweeney. Sweeny took over an orginization that cared for the graves of Civil War Veterans and turned it into a vengeful Christian Army that will fight for the return of Confederate VALUES which saw Confederate Ministers employ the Lord’s words to condone the ownership of human beings. In every image made of a religious cult, the Devil and Satan is employed, along with men and women in chains. Cults capture and imprison people. Te Perrys, with Sweeny’s help, choose to overlook the truth Southerners owned slaves, bought slaves, and thus encourage slaver merchants to invade the lands and homes of Free Africans, and destroy family values – thousands of years old!
Imagine if Uncle Samaclaus had a cult following and he wanted to purchase the healthy blonde girl in the Confederate dress, because she would make a good Breeder, produce good workers in Samaclaus’s secret toy factory in the Emerald Valley. Would Sweeney’s neo-Confederates try to free her from her chains – and her children? Only a real cult would deny logic like the SCV does, that invites new mebers to join – employing devious lies!
Romney’s silence comes on the heels of controversial comments about Mormonism made by a pastor linked to Rick Perry, Romney’s central rival for the GOP nomination.
After introducing Perry at Friday’s Values Voter Summit, Robert Jeffress, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Dallas, warned against voting for Romneyand claimed that “Mormonism is not Christianity. The decision for evangelical Christians right now is going to be do we prefer someone who is truly a believer in Jesus Christ or someone…who is a part of a cult.”
On Monday’s ‘Hardball with Chris Matthews’, Jeffress defended his comments, clarifying that he views Mormonism as a “theological cult.” (See video below.)
n traditional usage, the cult of a religion, quite apart from its sacred writings (“scriptures”), its theology or myths, or the personal faith of its believers, is the totality of external religious practice and observance, the neglect of which is the definition of impiety. Cult in this primary sense is literally the “care” (Latin cultus) owed to the god and the shrine. In the specific context of Greek hero cult, Carla Antonaccio has written, “The term cult identifies a pattern of ritual behavior in connection with specific objects, within a framework of spatial and temporal coordinates. Ritual behavior would include (but not necessarily be limited to) prayer, sacrifice, votive offerings, competitions, processions and construction of monuments. Some degree of recurrence in place and repetition over time of ritual action is necessary for cult to be enacted, to be practiced”
According to the Washington Times (via Nexis), in March 2000 Perry fired off a letter to Denne Sweeney, Texas commander of the Sons of Confederate Veterans: “Although this is an emotional issue,” he wrote, “I want you to know that I oppose efforts to remove Confederate monuments, plaques, and memorials from public property. I also believe that communities should decide whether statues or other memorials are appropriate for their community.”
(Sweeney, for his part, later ascended to the position of commander in chief of the national Sons of Confederate Veterans, where, the Southern Poverty Law Center reported, he presided over “a purge of some 300 members, accused of disloyalty for criticizing racism in the SCV.”)
The Rev. Eric Dean, an American Southerner living in Europe, had been hearing the rumors for months. Finally, he decided to pay a visit to a former high-ranking leader of the Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV), the Southern heritage group of which Dean had long been a proud member. Was it true, Dean asked last November, that the SCV was being taken over by racial extremists? Were the decent colleagues Dean remembered really being swamped by white supremacists?
Within days of his visit to Tennessee to see Anthony Hodges, the former No. 2 leader in the SCV who had earlier been purged by his enemies, Dean had reached a conclusion. Hodges, he E-mailed comrades in the SCV, had told him the group was moving “towards a more politically active, secessionist and racist agenda.” “Racial groups,” Hodges added, controlled “key leadership positions.” As a result, there was an ongoing “exodus” of lifelong SCV members, including U.S. senators.
And so Eric Dean quit the SCV. Members of the unit he served as chaplain did, too. And with that, the SCV’s entire European division ceased to exist.
For Rev. Dean, the clincher was a sermon from the SCV’s chaplain in chief that attacked “racial interbreeding” as ungodly and described slavery as biblically sanctioned. But that was only the latest development in a long and ugly story. For almost four years now, the SCV has been embroiled in an increasingly nasty civil war, as racial extremists battle moderates for control of what is certainly the largest Southern heritage organization in America. In the last year and a half, under the leadership of a new national chief whose politics have become clearer as his term of office unfolded, the ascendancy of the radicals has become undeniable.
Since Denne Sweeney took over as SCV commander in chief in August 2004, the group’s executive council has been stripped of moderate former commanders. A purge of some 300 members, accused of disloyalty for criticizing racism in the SCV, was completed. An ancient alliance with the Military Order of Stars & Bars, a sister organization for descendants of Confederate officers, was scuttled, and a bitter war with another old ally, the United Daughters of the Confederacy, erupted. Sweeney suspended an entire state division of the SCV and replaced its leaders. He diverted money originally intended for the upkeep of a cemetery and building a museum to a brand-new political arm. He promoted followers with documented racist histories to key national leadership positions. Through it all, Sweeney presided over an exodus of fully 25% of the SCV’s membership, which fell from 36,000 to 27,000.
“The slackers and the grannies have been purged from our ranks,” Kirk Lyons, a radical who first floated the idea of taking over the SCV in a 2000 meeting of neo-Nazis and former Klansmen, exulted in December. Now, Lyons added, the SCV needs to become “a modern, 21st century Christian war machine capable of uniting the Confederate community and leading it to ultimate victory.”
The Die is Cast
The first evidence of an attempt to take over the SCV came in early 2002, when it emerged that Lyons — a white supremacist attorney married on the grounds of the Aryan Nations by its neo-Nazi leader, Richard Butler– was running for a regional leadership position within the SCV. Though Lyons was narrowly defeated after the Southern Poverty Law Center drew attention to his candidacy, an unknown man named Ron Wilson managed to win election as the SCV’s commander in chief. It wasn’t long before it became obvious that Wilson was a close Lyons ally.
In the next two years, Wilson, who once endorsed and sold a virulently anti-Semitic book from his home business, joined the battle in earnest. He initiated a purge of those who had criticized racism within the SCV or were in any way tied to a rump group called Save the SCV that sought to eject racists. He strengthened ties to Lyons — whose stated goal is to turn the South into “a majority European-derived country” — and to Lyons’ Southern Legal Resource Center (SLRC), a nonprofit that battles so-called “heritage violations” against white Southerners. And he allowed racists and anti-Semites to land key positions of power within the SCV.
But it wasn’t immediately clear where Denne Sweeney would come down in 2004, after two years of bitter internal strife inside the SCV. Many hoped that his election would bring calm and an end to the angry politics of Lyons and his friends.
By last April, it was obvious those hopes were without foundation. At a special convention held in Concord, N.C., Sweeney led a move that stripped former commanders in chief of the organization — many of whom had spoken out against racism — of their ex officiovoting power on the General Executive Council. At the same time, Sweeney expanded his own powers to help him control the SCV.
Sweeney’s second in command, Lt. Comdr. Hodges, had joined a lawsuit to prevent the changes to the executive council. Though the suit remained unresolved, Sweeney also used the convention, which was packed with his own supporters, to eject Hodges and replace him with a Sweeney ally. He then initiated a formal break with the Military Order of Stars & Bars (MOSB), whose former leader, Oklahoma City attorney Jeff Massey, had participated in the lawsuit that Hodges was also a part of. And he presided over the SCV’s donation of $10,000 to Lyons’ SLRC.
Denne Sweeney had come down foursquare for the radicals.
LEXINGTON,Ky.—A teenager is suing her school district for barring her from the prom last spring because she was wearing a dress styled as a large Confederate battle flag.
The lawsuit filed Monday in U.S.District Court claims the Greenup County district and administrators violated Jacqueline Duty’s First Amendment right to free speech and her right to celebrate her heritage at predominantly white Russell High School’s prom May 1. She also is suing for defamation, false imprisonment and assault.
She said she worked on the design for the dress for four years, though she acknowledged that some might find the Confederate flag offensive.
“Everyone has their own opinion. But that’s not mine,” she told reporters outside the courthouse. “I’m proud of where I came from and my background.”
The Sons of Confederate Veterans has promised to help pay some of her legal expenses
DO YOU HAVE A CONFEDERATE ANCESTOR ?
The Sons of Confederate Veterans is a historical, patriotic,and educational organization, founded in 1896, dedicated to preserving the Confederate soldier’s and sailor’s memory, and presenting the motives for his sacrifice. If you are a descendant of a Confederate soldier and interested in Preserving your Southern Heritage.
The Maj. Gen. John C. Breckinridge camp #1786, Invites you to join us at our monthly meeting on the third Tuesday of the Month at 7:00 PM at the Perkins Restaurant, in front of the Wal-Mart on C.R. 466 just 1 mile east of 301 in the Villages